Service actually reports that rare earths are so abundant and cheap that mining companies do not bother to exploit most ores and some refining businesses have even closed in recent years for lack of demand. So better headings for the article would be:
Rare earths not so rareBut, alas, such information does not deserve the name of news. Or even worse, it may look like good news.
Manufacturers and mining companies keep finding new sources of essential elements for the electronics industry